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Hyundai, Mitsubishi, Nissan Cars At LA Auto Show

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by Jim Motavalli

LOS ANGELES — I love and not just because of that Newman song. If you ignore the snarls, the smog and the crime, you can great neighborhoods, incredible trucks, amazing music — and a high state of green

Believe it or not, although I’m a in Detroit, this is my first Los Auto Show, and I decided to because the bill of fare was green. And the show lived up to its — I was immersed in cutting-edge electric programs for two full days left me drained. It will a while to sort it all out, but are a few vignettes from the floor:

Fisker mania . Unfortunately, Fisker stood me up for a morning but I got a tour of the high-end plug-in car from spokesman Russell This was the first car off the assembly in Finland, and I was impressed with the quality improvement from the prototypes. It feels like a car now. One can see beyond the green which include zero-emission of Weir leather and wood saved from California fires. But this is all based on behind the wheel in an immobile car looks like it’s the 125 mph top speed when it’s still.

Test drives are promised by next year, just before the car goes on the market in Here’s a video look at the Karma on the show floor:

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I L.A. . The city and the state are all out to embrace electric vehicles. Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger was EV-friendly, but so is incoming Gov. Brown.

The city’s mayor, Anthony was on hand to promise to streamline the wait for installing an electric charger. And the Electric Drive Association announced GoElectricDrive.com to consumers understand EVs. has 12 percent of the registered cars in the but 26 percent of its hybrids.

Expect to see EVs on state roads by 2020.

goes green . There are than 50 electric, hybrid and vehicles on display here in Los but one of the most interesting cars is the new Hyundai Elantra. For less $15,000, buyers get a sharply four-door sedan with an interior and, yes, 40 mpg on the I sat down with Michael J. a veteran car guy who is now vice president of planning at Hyundai. The Elantra, he fits in with Hyundai’s fleet average goals, and it clever mechanical touches as variable intake and exhaust timing and strategic use of high-strength to achieve stellar mileage a hybrid drive. The car weighs 2,661 pounds, and it’s

much easier to move a car than a heavy one.


The Hyundai Sonata hybrid is standout, and now it’s joined by a Kia sibling. Oh, and by the way, Hyundai how to hold a party: The swinging featured mermaids and fire waiters in fezzes handing out Eastern food, and a lively by actor Jeff Bridges does the voiceover for Hyundai singing the songs from Heart” with backing the T. Bone Burnett Band. It out Mitsubishi’s bowling party, I’m to say.

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